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This is our site dedicated to journalists. Here you'll find all our latest press releases and feature articles, together with background information and contact details for the press team.

 

Aerial view of an unpaved road dividing a soy (Glycine max) monoculture from the native Cerrado, in the region of Ribeiro Gonçalves, Piauí, Brazil.

As deforestation continues to surge in Brazil, new moves to curb the contribution of irresponsible soy production

22 May 2015


With deforestation in sensitive areas of Brazil on the increase, WWF has welcomed new tools and prospects for curbing the contribution to increased deforestation of soy cultivation – outlined or released during the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) 10th anniversary conference (RT10) just concluded in Brussels.  Read As deforestation continues to surge in Brazil, new moves to curb the contribution of irresponsible soy production

Polar bear swimming in front of an iceberg, Arctic Ocean, Alaska

WWF comment: Shell UK Shareholder Presentation 21 May

21 May 2015

WWF-UK comments re: Shell UK Ltd Shareholder Presentation, Thursday 21 May

A presentation has been arranged for Shell UK Ltd shareholders at 11:00 (UK time) on Thursday May 21, 2015 (two days after the 2015 AGM) at Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH, United Kingdom.

The Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer will be present, along with the Company Secretary and the Chairman of Shell UK Limited.  Read WWF comment: Shell UK Shareholder Presentation 21 May

Forest being burnt to create new agricultural land.

Companies must check their wood is legal, says WWF

21 May 2015

A WWF-UK study released today raises concerns about the ability of some UK companies - including Oak Furniture Land and Fender - to prove where their wood supply comes from. Customers could unwittingly be buying products containing wood from threatened forests.  Read Companies must check their wood is legal, says WWF

Global areas of high water risk

New study finds 40% of UK imports come from countries with areas of high water risk

19 May 2015

- WWF urges businesses to address water management issues

- Top ten water risk 'hot spots' identified

Businesses must secure their future by addressing the mounting global water crisis, experts will say today at the launch of WWF-UK’s report ‘From Risk to Resilience: Does your business know its water risk?’ Read New study finds 40% of UK imports come from countries with areas of high water risk

Oxford University and divestment

19 May 2015

WWF welcomed Oxford University’s announcement today that whilst it has no direct holdings in coal and oil sands companies, it will maintain this position and avoid any future direct investments in coal and oil sands.
Read Oxford University and divestment

Silvered Langur - endangered due to logging and hunting the pet trade.

Cambodia’s wildlife under threat on Endangered Species Day

15 May 2015

Some of the world’s most endangered species will be driven closer to extinction if a new border crossing with Vietnam and associated road are built through Cambodia’s pristine Mondulkiri Protected Forest – one of the most biologically diverse areas in Southeast Asia. Read Cambodia’s wildlife under threat on Endangered Species Day

WWF shocked that 25 UK beaches likely to fail EU water quality standards

15 May 2015

Responding to the number of UK beaches that are likely to fail the new EU water quality directive, Rose O’Neill, WWF-UK’s Water Policy Manager said:

“It's shocking that, every time there's a heavy summer downpour, beaches and rivers across the country get filled with raw sewage. It's damaging to the environment and a danger to people's health.

Read WWF shocked that 25 UK beaches likely to fail EU water quality standards

Environmental rules for polar shipping veering off course

15 May 2015

New rules adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to prevent pollution from shipping in polar waters are insufficient to protect threatened polar ecosystems, says WWF.
Read Environmental rules for polar shipping veering off course

WWF-UK responds to Boris Johnson's rejection of London Assembly divestment motion

15 May 2015

Ben Stafford, WWF-UK Head of Public Affairs said:

“The Prime Minister signed a pledge before the election making clear his commitment to tackle climate change. Therefore, we are surprised and disappointed to hear that Boris Johnson has rejected the call for divestment from the London Assembly.
Read WWF-UK responds to Boris Johnson's rejection of London Assembly divestment motion

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